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Abuso Inn

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Desk, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Abuso Inn

Abuso Inn

3.0 star property
3-star B&B with spa, near Nakupenda Beach

8.2/10 Very Good

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is P 3,996
Price available on 1/3/23
465 Shangani Street, Zanzibar Town
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Stone Town

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 21 min drive


  • Masa Japanese Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Miwa - 2 min walk
  • Traveller's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Stone Town Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Lazuli Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

Abuso Inn

A great choice for a stay in Zanzibar Town, Abuso Inn features a rooftop terrace and puts you just 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from the airport. Free self parking is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby scuba diving. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Full-service spa


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the bed & breakfast's full-service spa. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Abuso Inn Zanzibar Town
Abuso Zanzibar Town
Abuso Inn Zanzibar Town
Abuso Inn Bed & breakfast
Abuso Inn Bed & breakfast Zanzibar Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Abuso Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Abuso Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Abuso Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Abuso Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Abuso Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Abuso Inn?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Abuso Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Abuso Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include 6 Degrees South (4-min walk), Café Foro (4-min walk), and Mistress of Spices (4-min walk).
What's the area around Abuso Inn like?
Abuso Inn is located near Nakupenda Beach in Stone Town, a short 4-minute walk from Forodhani Gardens and 3 minutes' walk from Shangani Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Good locationbin Stone Town, friendly and helpful staff.
Larno, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

We got the worst room ever! Nothing was right. Everything was broken. Bad attitude. Not welcoming. Filthy place. Dirt everywhere. Mosquitos. No hot water. No tv. No wifi. No refrigerator. Very low standard not only for the price. Don't be fooled by the central location. Not recommended for westerners.
Claudia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Abuso Inn was an accurate representation of historic Zanzibar. This family-run place felt like home to me. It was extremely touching to receive hospitality that was not informal and stiff like other commercialized locations. The staff and owners at Abuso Inn made each individual guest feel special. I strongly recommend it.
REGINA, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

I was a little worried when I first arrived but very quickly we fell in love with the property and the staff. It is very rustic and beautiful with very friendly staff. The roof terrace is amazing. Everything is basic but for the price its very good value.
Andrew, 4-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great location traditional Zanzibar hotel.
Great location in stone town small traditional family run hotel. Lovely view from roof top breakfast area easy safe walking distance to night food market and restaurants/ bars along corniche and road alongside waterfront. A very good budget option.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I was generally very pleased. A couple of concerns: 1. the aircon was not up to the challenge of March weather; 2. It would have been nice, especially with the poor air conditioning, to have bottled water in the room; 3. the mattress was a bit firm for my preference; 4. The wifi was too slow to be of any value. I had to use phone data exclusively. The hotel and rooms were spotlessly clean, the staff friendly and helpful.
Diane, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Abuso Inn is in a great location, near the beach (pretty polluted for swimming, though lots of locals do), walking distance to anywhere you want to go, and to many places to eat. Nice and clean, a bit of mold in the shower, but in humid, tropical places that's really hard to keep ahead of. As far as toiletries, soap only. You may need to ask at the desk if you need a hairdryer or iron, there was none in the room. A/C was great! Staff was helpful and friendly.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great staff
I really enjoyed the Abuso Inn. It's convenient to walk to anything you want to do, the price is good, and the service is exceptional. I arrived after midnight, and they were still expecting me, quickly showing me to my room and telling me I could complete the check-in process after some rest. The breakfast was good, the staff were very friendly, and they offered to let me store my suitcase at the front desk/go on an excursion/then let me use the shower before going to the airport at night on the day I left. Great service.
Ryan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location plus the view especially view from rooftop breakfast area
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent family-run hotel in Stone Town
We had a wonderful stay at Abuso Inn. It is reasonably priced, roomy, and very well located--right on the edge of Stone Town which allows for easy access to both transportation and to the winding lanes of the old city. Our room was large with comfortable beds. The hotel also has lots of shared lounge space outside the rooms and a beautiful rooftop breakfast area with an impressive sea view. The hotel serves a full breakfast of eggs, western-style bread, and fresh fruits as well as local hot dishes (beans, stews, vegetables, etc.) and freshly made local breads--chapatis, etc. The hotel is family run, and service is excellent. The owner and his son were friendly and attentive to all our needs. We always felt they truly wanted our stay to be comfortable and hassle free. While other, more expensive hotels may have more amenities (we stayed in four different hotels during our time in Dar and Zanzibar), we were most comfortable in Abuso Inn because of the generosity and care exhibited by the family.
Nadia, 2-night family trip
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